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women by double digits and be president of the united states. >> bill: what are the republicans thinking when, for example, like on the violence against women act or the lily led led better act and the federal leave act and all of these issues which do impact just the rights of women to be considered first class citizens i guess in this country. laura, what are they thinking? >> i don't know what they're thinking. a lot of their moves have not been very politically smart lately. but you see them like, for instance, with the violence against women act, republicans put forth a woman to introduce the act sandy adams from florida. she was actually a domestic violence victim. she didn't actually write the bill but they basically boehner chose her and said because you're a woman and you were abused, you're going to sponsor this and it is going to make us look less anti-woman here. we've got all of these republican women that are supporting it so how can it be a war on women. it is a war on democratic ideals. so i t
, here we go again, president obama was born in the united states and so the arizona secretary of state is expected to declare that president obama will be on the ballot. and in pakistan, the doctor who helped us find osama bin laden has been sent to 30 years in prison for treason. they say he betrayed pakistan by helping the c.i.a. oh, my god. maybe you ought to send the c.i.a. in to rescue the doctor get him out of prison. if we can get osama bin laden, we could get the doctor out of a pakistani prison, seems to me. so much to talk about. so much you're going to want to talk about. 1-866-55-press is our toll free number. how you join the conversation. and join our team press here. peter ogborn and dan henning and cyprian bowlding, good morning all. ready to go? >> yes sir. >> bill: we're getting close to memorial day weekend you know. >> i didn't even notice. >> bill: into the homestretch here. slowing down a bit. you can tell in the news. >> yeah. >> bill: and in the capital. people already heading ou
-circle here, it was from afghanistan they planned the attacks against the united states. 10 years ago, we went in and we have gotten them. a year ago. we got their number 1 leader who decimated their forces. we have their number one leader a year ago. now, a year leader, the president is signing this agreement that we are going to get out. but 223,000 troops by the end of the summer, but we are still going to be there by 2014. this war is going to drag on for another two and a half years. is that good enough? your comments on the president's trip, big surprise trip yesterday, certainly stole mitt romney's thunder. and certainly showed him as commander in chief. but do we have to let this thing drag on for another two and a half years? 866-55-press. you know the number. join the conversation, 866-55-77-377. >> this is the full court press. the bill press show. live on your radio and on current tv. politically direct means no b.s. just telling you what's going on in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've b
believed that if i wanted to be president of the united states, i could be. if my brother and sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire. my mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams. [ applause ] they don't get us! they don't get who we are. >> bill: don't let mitt romney say i can speak for the american middle class. don't let ann romney pretend to do that either. al is calling up from wells, maine. hello, al, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. >> bill: yes sir. >> caller: first-time caller. i've been enjoying your show since you've been on current. >> bill: yea. good for you. >> caller: i never heard you on the radio. >> bill: there you go. we've got current on top of the radio. it is all good. >> caller: anyways, i was just saying that you know my thoughts are anyways that when biden was talking yesterday really, kind of reminded me of my father, you know what i mean. my father was a world war ii vet. his kids were going to do better than he did and you know, i me
of the united states. he is the one that raises the issue. of course it's fair to talk about bain capital. it's important to talk about bain capital because it's important to point out, as the president does, that bain capital was not about creating job. it was about creating wealth profits for his investors and he did a good job at that. while doing that, he was destroying jobs, shutting down plants. the record is clear. he was exporting jobs. he was killing jobs. he was killing pensions. he is a job-killer not a job creator. and corey booker says it's not fair to talk about that? he is dead wrong. you know, corey booker a rising star, but, man, he is not ready for prime time. you know, it's just -- it just drives me crazy, these democrats who feel they want everybody to like them and they have to appeal to both sides. oh, this is nauseating. no, it's not. it's politics, dude. it's hardball. >> that's for corey booker. now then, marco rubio. he wants to be vice president so bad. i mean he's already been to iowa. he gave a speech here on foreign policy.
the al-qaeda group in yemen the greatest threat to the united states. osama bin laden's final words will be released to the public later this week. they'll be on an army web site. brennan says the documents seized during the raid in pakistan a year ago will be posted online by westpoint's combating terrorism center. they'll be available to the public. brennan says they'll show that bin laden was increasingly worried about the inexperience of his subordinates and their tendency to make mistake after mistake. we know that photos and videos from the raid will not be available to the public. there was a freedom of information act last week by a request made last week by judicial laws and the federal judge declined that. >>> while mitt romney's campaign has been accusing the president of politicizing the anniversary of the death of osama bin laden the president has nothing on his schedule today. mitt romney, however is going to make his first public appearance with rudy giuliani, the man who was mayor on september 11th. we
hill, just down the street from the united states capitol building. six blocks from the capitol. six metro stops from the white house. we've got it covered, bring you the news here from washington, around the country around the globe and most importantly give you a chance to sound off on the issues of the day. let us know what it means to you, what your experiences have been, what you think about it all by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. good to see you today. we've got lots to talk about. continuing, worsening situation in syria where more and more people including u.s. ambassador suzanne rice, ambassador to the u.n. says it looks like military intervention may end up being the only way we go with some regional conflict over there. we have continued gridlock in washington, d.c. but at the white house, president obama will be welcoming former president george w. bush and former first lady lora bush to the white house today for the official unveiling of their portraits that will hang somewhere in the white house
together a list and then it goes to the president of the united states, and the president of the united states decides. this is the hiett civilian award given by the united states government. the president decides the people who get that award. these are the people obama picked as his personal role models and our personal role models. they included the first woman who has ever secretary of state, madeline albright, the first person to circle the earth in orbit, john glen. they included the founder of the girl scouts john paul stevens, the third longest serving supreme court justice ever in history. john dor the man who went to the university of mississippi and stood in the doorway of the university of mississippi and accompanied the first black student to attend class's classes there. he went down from the justice department, a hero in the civil rights movement. president obama said yesterday he would not be where he is today without the efforts and the leadership and the courage of john door in those days. the people yesterday included pat summit who wa
out at uwua.net. we have been talking about the news from the census bureau that the united states is well on its way now to becoming a minority majority majority. we will go back to your calls at 866-55-press. first wanted to check in on the latest political news with the senior political reporter, john ward, good friend of the program. john, good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning. happy friday. >> all right. happy friday. first i want to ask you about the "new york times," this explosive story that joe rickets was going to launch his own super p.a.c. all based on president obama's then barack obama's relationship with jeremiah wright. what happened to that whole thing? blew up yesterday? hum? >> yeah. now that it's out there, they obviously aren't going to touch it. it's kind of hard probably without a little bit more information to know whether they would have gone with it. i don't know. i have to say, you know, fred davis is the guy whether or not wrote the whole thing. he doesn't lack a flare for the dramatic. so, you know, i am talking to fol
endorsing mitt romney. she says mitt romney is going to be the next president of the united states. that's not what she told john karl of abc news a year ago. >> mitt romney, can he beat obama? >> no, he can't beat obama because his policy is the basis of obama care. the signature issue president obama is obama care. you can't have a candidate who has given the blueprint for obama care. it is too identical. it's not going to happen. >> bill: not going to happen, you're right about that, michelle. we'll go to afghanistan here at the very top of the hour. nia maleka henderson from "the washington post" will be joining us in about 20 minutes from now. david shuster from current tv in as a friend of bill. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> bill, miami heat star chris bosh had a busy schedule over the last couple of days. see if you can follow me here. on wednesday, he into you to new york with his teammates for game three of the eastern conference first round series against the knicks. then he got wo
the united states capitol building and just not -- a close little metro ride down to the white house, six stops. great to see you today. we have got a lot to talk about, yes, indeed in the nation's capitol. fall democrats falling all over themselves criticizing president obama because he dares talk about bain capital. the catholic byrnes at it suing the obama administration, cardinal doe lens saying the cath /* obama administration. disney hiring 1 ,000 veterans. lots we want to talk about and lots you will want to comment on. give us a call at 866-55-press. love to hear from you wherever you happen to be in this great land of ours. peter okay burn, sipcyprian boulding. >> nice to see you. >> stop complaining. >> who is complaining. i am happy to be here. >> by the way, if you ever get in trouble, you know, and you need some help somebody, you call 911. right? >> it. at 911, there is also the operator standing by, ready to find out who to dispatch: ambulance, fire truck, police car, whoever it is but there is one requirement for the 9-1-1 operator that
of the united states is the one factor missing in john mccain's decision four years ago. do you think that anybody, anybody believes they are available or is really to take over as president of the united states? peter? >> i don't know who he thinks he is fooling with that. i mean first of all, i don't think john mccain believes. that. >> no. i think if you could not -- you just could not be -- he is no doneny. you can't be as smart as he is and think sara palin was ready to take over as president of the united states. >> if you were running with john mccain and you were to buy him a drink and said all right. let's talk here sarah palin? he would probably say, yeah, that was a bad idea. that was a bad idea. >> i hope to believe that he would. folks, you should know this is teacher appreciation week, and tomorrow is national teacher day we always like talking to randy weingarteng. president randy weingarten good morning. >> good morning. how are you? thank you for joining us so early this morning. >> this is time that most teachers are up either finishing
is the most powerful number in the united states. i think most of us think he actually should have been president, won the vote in florida. he never got that chance. it's the same supreme court that really is the fulcrum of so many of these decisions. >> absolutely, this is the bush v. gore court. >> exact right. it's emotional the same. >> maybe they have a chance to redeem themselves. he was elected president. there is no question about it. which mitt romney won. he has not been able to make the deal. how does he, in your opinion, he is weak. there are three different pieces of the republican party, the theological, rick santorum the libertarian, ron paul and the traditional corporate kind of moderate which is mit romney. he can't close the deal with the other two. they are fundamentally. i am not sure he wants that theological piece. here is the other reality. at that level, he is weak. different prospective on it. those voters whoa whom he doesn't appeal toe have going to vote vote for the republican nominee. there is some merit as a tactical matter, is
is on the way up. thank you. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. >>> maybe mitt romney should have taken another quick look that the video before trying to make fun of the slogan at a fund-raiser last night. he called it progress instead of forward. quickly catching himself saying he liked progress better and asking if forward meant forward over a cliff. but once again, mitt romney's attempt at humor fell flat. >>> in other news, the jobs picture may be getting a lot better. "the associated press" interviewed 32 leading economists and they say they think unemployment is going to drop below 8% by election day. this is really good news for president obama because since 1956, no president has lost re-election when unemployment has dropped in the two years prior to the election and no one has won when it's gone up so predicting it will go down to 7.9% is good news for the president. >>> also on the jobs front, the white house has i announced it is launching an initiative to help some of lower income yo
the highest performing in the world, their classroom sizes are about the same as in the united states. so it's not the classroom size that's driving the success of those school systems. >> if you have small classes in those primary years, those most important years, that's what makes the difference. >> outside the venue philadelphia mayor mike wimer nutter criticized mit romt romney for being out of touch with inner city voters. >>> the latest abc news poll took a look at the presidential race and found struggling middle class white voters chose romney when asked who would do more to add advance their familiar victories. non-white voters gave the president a lead. obama lost his -- excuse me -- constituency in 2008, kerry and gore had similar results in 2000. last night mitt romney in a strangely tone-deaf move went back to his bain capital roots at the chocolate hill mals of john knaugaton who is a managing director of the equity firm. we will be right back with bill press a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've been waiting for a long time. >>join
. >> bill: okay. thank you for holding too. >> caller: the president of the united states, no matter who he may be cannot create jobs unless congress gives him the authority and the financing to do it. period. they can't create jobs. a governor is in a better position to create jobs within their own state because they can deal directly with the business community and change tax structures and lending, so forth and so on. but that aside -- >> bill: yeah, i don't totally disagree. there are things that the president and the federal government can do by executive order or just by -- >> caller: the money has to be spent. >> bill: you're right. >> caller: run for senate up here, can they please tell me what the federal government can do to create jobs. >> bill: it can create the kind of environment that makes it possible for companies to or encourages companies to invest and to hire. i mean they're not totally out of the picture. but you're right, congress has to appropriate the money. what's your second point? >> calle
-- get this -- within 250 miles of the united states. why? who knows. maybe interfere with navigation or whatever at that point, but otherwise, for that, you know, six and a half seven, eight hour flight between the east coast and the atlantic you are going to be listening to somebody in back of you or alongside of you with some inane, stupid unnecessary, frivolous -- what else can i say? -- conversation. i hate it. i hate it. i hate it. can you imagine anything worse? i mean you hear people on their cell phones all the time. you hear them on buses. i hear them on the metro and they are just -- it's nonsense you hear, particularly i have to say from business people, you know, like also at the airports in the waiting rooms. right? where you think that they are the most important people on the planet or you hear them before the plane takes off. the most important people on the planet, trying to make some deal or somebody calls and says give me so-and-so. now give me so-and-so. now give me so-and-so. it just drives me crazy. and i can't imagine anything wo
that story. plus radioactive tuna makes its way to the united states. we'll talk about that and the food safety concerns as we continue dealing with the fallout of the nuclear breakdown in japan. plus mitt romney still courting donald trump. says he doesn't believe what -- care what you believe in, as long as you support him. he needs 15.1%. it is the "full court press." peter ogborn sitting in for bill along with roll call's julia steiner plus we'll be talking songs of the summer. but first with the current tv news update in los angeles here's jacki schechner. good morning jacki. >> good morning, peter. good morning, everyone. it is texas primary day which means today is the day that mitt romney will likely clinch the g.o.p. nomination for real. he will get to the 1144 mark by picking up the 58 delegates he needs to cross the threshold. there are a total of 152 up for grabs. mitt romney will spend the day in colorado and then las vegas where donald trump is holding a fund-raiser for him at the trump inte
've arrived at a point where the president of the united states is going to lead a war on traditional marriage. >> bill: don't you love it? leading a war on marriage. fist of all rush limbaugh ought to know about traditional marriage because he's had four of them. he makes a mockery of traditional marriage. this guy right? what cheekiness for him to present himself as a pay patrid of traditional marriage. president obama is not leading a war on marriage. what he's saying is anybody -- two people should be able to get married. he himself came out and said i believe that same-sex couples should have this right. so the big question is was it the right thing to do? and politically how do you think it will impact the president and his re-election. 1-866-55-press. do you support what the president said and even if you're a supporter of gay marriage, do you think it was good for him to come out in support of it at this time? my take on it. i think it was one of the gutsiest, one of the ballsiest decisions made by any preside
as a christian nation. >> signed by john adams. >> of course unanimously passed. in the united states senate today, i am sure senator cornon would probably object to that characterization start an entire filibuster about it and tie up the senate for the rest of the year. but it was not a big deal because, of course we weren't formed as a christian nation. we reject the idea of putting jesus in the constitution. a few people wanted it. it didn't happen. we had from the very beginning article 6, no rewill you know os test for public office and we add to it, ratified by the states. the first amendment: congress shall make no laws permitting the -- preventing the free exercise thereof. >> all of the founding fathers were christians, that's what they say. it's a bld-face law. >> george went with martha to church. he didn't take communion. he was frequently seen outside of the church smoking. so, you know, there is an excellent new book about presidents and their religion and you would be surprised. people don't understand, andrew jackson, a tough guy, probably
. he wants to amend the united states constitution to allow people to practice discrimination. hmm. i wonder while he's amending the constitution if he wants us to go back to segregation too you know, while we're at it. what bad news of the one of the things we'll talk about. first, we've gotta get all of the latest. here with the latest, today's current tv news update from los angeles, jacki schechner. hi, jacki, good morning. >> good morning, everyone. as the president heads to reno, nevada today national public radio is taking a look at the presidential campaigns and the work they're doing to court the latino vote. president obama won nevada by 12 points in 2008 due in large part to taking 3/4 of the latino vote there. npr reporting more than 2 million latinos have turned 18 since the last election and now make up more than 20% of the electorate in nevada. the obama campaign has released its second wave of spanish language ads in radio and television spotlighting the president's record on healthcare reform and
over to the united states often as children. many of these people were three four, five years old. you are inclined to blame the 3-year-old child. >> exactly. they have lived in the united states almost their entire lives. if you serve in the military or get a college degree we will give you a path to united states citizenship. i don't understand why this is controversial. they are going to serve their country and become productive members of society. why say they are going to veto it is really beyond me. >> mitt romney on the arizona igration law too, has been very supportive. hasn't he? >> you need to take it from russell pierce who was the who sponsored that bill or chris trobach who will authored that bill. pierce said that romney's policies are identical. tobach who the is tied to anti- anti-immigrant hate groups: ol martin luther king day. during the primary romney was sending a messages loud and clear and i understand why he may witch he had not' sent that message now that he is in the general election. you don't get to take it back. you
down businesses, that that is the right preparation for being president of the united states. >> when you're president as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, your job is not simply to maximize profits. your job is to figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot. >> bill: exactly. last night now, here we go. part of the apology tour. cory booker is realizing uh-oh damn, i'm not going to get the cabinet post now in the second obama administration that i was planning on. oh damn. i'm not going to be named the next chair of the democratic party. oh, boy, i shot myself in the foot. now he's going out there saying oh, the weakest, lamest context of all is excuse of all is they're taking it out of context. here he is on rachel maddow last night. >> i talked to super pac money and the negative campaigning and my outrage and frustration was about the cynical negative campaigning, the manipulating of the truth. so here they are plucking sound bytes out of that interview to be -- to manipulate the
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